AEK complete another signing with Cosic, Traustason next in line
After arriving in Greece late Sunday night, Uros Cosic successfully passed the medical tests and signed with AEK. Arnor Traustason arrives on Tuesday and will complete a one-year loan deal at AEK from Rapid Vienna.
AEK completed their second signing within two days after Uros Cosic completed his move to the Enosis on Monday. The Serbian stopper transferred from Empoli and signed a 3+1 year deal with his new club.
In his first statements as an AEK player he said “I don't like to give promises in front of the cameras. My promises to the AEK fans will be shown on the pitch.” He went on to say that he understands how big of a club AEK is and that the team’s first goal is to qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. He ended saying that many Serbian players have enjoyed great success at AEK and he wants to write his name in similar fashion in the club's history books.
Cosic signed his first professional contract in 2009 with CSKA Moscow where he remained until 2011 and was then loaned out to Crvena Zvezda and Pescara before making a permanent move to Pescara. Although Cosic’s parent club was CSKA Moscow from 2009-2013 he never made an appearance for the Russian side.
He stayed at Pescara from 2013-2015 (loaned to Frosinone in 2015) and then signed with Empoli where he remained the last two seasons. After suffering a serious injury in the 2015/16 season, last year he made 14 appearances in the Italian top flight. In his career, he has played in 43 Serie A matches and in 36 Serie B matches. He was an international with both Serbia’s U19 and U21 national teams.
AEK have stepped it up in the signing department and are ready to close yet another deal. Next up will be Arnor Traustason from Rapid Vienna. The Iceland international will arrive in Greece on Tuesday to sign his new deal with the Kitrinomavri. Traustason quickly agreed to terms with AEK and the Enosis then came to a deal with the Austrian club for his one-year loan deal. The agreement will include a €1 million buyout clause, but Rapid will keep 20% of the player’s rights, if AEK decide to purchase the 24-year old on a permanent move at the end of the season.